Tire experts, would this fit and operate fairly well on a stock wheel?
Sorry bro' ... I'm under a gag order from the manufacturer until development is complete. They're being very sensitive about setting and meeting expectations. On the bright-side, when complete, the hope is to offer them to forum members at a discount. Of course final decision on that will be up to them. Hang in there, the forum will be the first to know when they're ready.ace996 said:Cali, what 9inch rims are those???? Me wanna wida rimma....
I probably won't be far behind you. Keep us abreast, or a thigh. Doesn't matter.ace996 said:285s are a little wide for the 8.5inch stock rim. 275s are pushing it, but would probably work without incident. Having a stiff sidewall tire with increased pressures should alleviate the negative aspects of going wide.
Taking a look of the stock set-up, the sidewall is perfectly straight, so there is room to go wider. I'm looking to go 255front/275 rear for next year's autox, and I can't change wheel width. STis and Evos have 8inch wheels and regularly run 275s in stock class, so we should be fine with the 8.5s. We'll see...
Ditto this. I run 275 in the back on stock rims. You can feel the added slop. It's not extreme, but you can certainly notice it.alcast082 said:i feel a little loosenes in turn with the 275, they fit very tight, i'mguessing the 285 would go overboard